D EAR HARRY: I live in Australia, and just read on the Internet your column on gambling. The casino scourge that is hitting the United States is intolerable.
We often see pictures and read articles here about the large number of Americans who live in dire poverty. Some of the people live in abandoned cars in the richest country in the world. The crazy illogic that says casinos are good for society because they create new jobs ignores the fact that most of the patrons are poor to begin with and then fall into dire straits hoping to win back enough to break even.